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White water forget-me-not
Not as vigorous as its blue cousin, Myosotis palustris Alba is a compact, herbaceous perennial of average vigour – a delightful little plant. The small, toothed, spoon-shaped leaves are light green. White, single flowers are borne from May to September, and will self-sow. This is grown as a marginal plant in reliably we...
Myosotis scorpioides ( syn Myosotis paulustris) is better known as the Water Forget-Me-Not. This delicate little native plant has numerous clusters of long flowering, small blue flowers which attract abundant pollinators throughout the summer
Position: Full Sun to Part ShadePlanting depth: Damp soil to 20cm (8’’) below water ...
Yellow Water Lily
Also known as brandy bottle from the strongly alcoholic smell of the flowers, Nuphar lutea is a beautiful, vigorous, native plant of still or slowly flowing water, often found in lakes and the backwaters of canalised rivers. It is a large, herbaceous pond-plant with a slowly expanding habit. The deep green, leathery leaves form...
A very pretty, dwarf water-lily, Nymphaea Firecrest is a deciduous aquatic perennial with mid-green leaves. Beautiful, fragrant, pale pink, starry flowers with orange-red stamens are borne from mid-summer to early autumn. The lily-pads spread out over the water, shading it, and providing cover for fish and other water-creatu...
Veronica beccabunga is a creeping, native wildflower and is excellent for growing at the edges of a pond. Spreading, succulent stems are covered in small blue flowers from May to August. As a rafting plant that is allowed to grow freely it will use plenty of surplus nutrients and will help to keep a pond or container free from algae. I...
The beautiful and familiar Easter Lily, Zantedeschia aethiopica is from southern Africa, but hardy in all but cold areas and severe winters. It is a semi-evergreen, tuberous perennial with a clump-forming habit. The 16”/40cm leaves are shaped like an arrow-head, and deep, glossy green. From May to July, the flowers rise above the clump...
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